Tell me some tips to do C1 paper , which are most important >?????/
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- Thread Starter
- 11-10-2006 20:58
- 11-10-2006 21:32
- Be very careful while working through the calculations
- Dont stress, there isnt anything too difficult in C1
- Proceed step-by-step, dont hurry through the papers
- Make urself VERY strong in Algebra...particularly factorisation, completing the square, and in graphs for quadratic equations
- Do coordinate geometry very carefully
- follow these, and u should be fine
- 11-10-2006 23:28
... and practise!
- 12-10-2006 00:19
Arg our teacher makes C1 seem so difficult, she doesnt really explain anything =/ We'll usually ask our other maths teacher after the lesson and then we get it in about five minutes
Co-ordinate geometry = not fun, bring on the mechanics modules pleeeease lol.
- 12-10-2006 17:51
imo its the most important unit to get right. if you cant do everything properly and efficiently in C1, it will undoubtedly reflect in your other modules. You can catch up on it later, but I would work hard now, practise practise practise so its like second nature and you can cash in on some easier marks.
- 12-10-2006 18:40
After youve worked through the textbook, practise like mad.
When in the exam, try not to rush through it, you have loads of time to finish the paper. The time allocated is more than enough
Work through it slowly because people lose all their marks on C1 by making silly mistakes
Be strong in completing the square and sketching the graphs (and know how to find the co-ordinates of where the vertex, x-intercept and y-intercept lie)
Overall just practise like mad, try doing the Solomon Papers for practise. Theyre much harder, but if you can do Solomom type questions then youll easily smack the C1 exam
- 12-10-2006 20:03
My advice would be to revise the fundamentals from GCSE, as well as the few new concepts you've probably learnt. I found the most challenging part of C1 was probably just things like surds etc! And thats saying something!
But seriously, Look over gcse things i.e. Surds, Quadratics, fractions, co-ordinate geometry etc , as you'll probably find these are the things that tend to trip people up because they've been concentrating on all the new c1 material.